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V-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)

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V-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)

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During WWII the government produced and distributed 78 RPM "Victory Discs," or V-Discs, to U.S. troops all over the world. The records were to be destroyed after the war but many of them survived. :)

A lot of the V-Disc material was taken from radio programs like Command Performance; you can find out more in the book V-Discs: A History and Discography by Richard Sears.

Any error or typo is mine. :)

Since the gov't produced and distributed these records they are public domain but if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice. Thanks. :)

Here's the links to the entire set of V-Discs that I've uploaded to Archive.Org:

V-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)

V-Discs 100-199 (1943-1944)

V-Discs 200-299 (1944)

V-Discs 300-399 (1944-1945)

V-Discs 400-499 (1945)

V-Discs 500-599 (1945-1946)

V-Discs 600-699 (1946)

V-Discs 700-799 (1946-1947)

V-Discs 800-899 (1947-1949)

V-Discs 900-903 (1949)


3 - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, with Vocal Refrain by Frank Sinatra and Chorus - Blue Skies
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - Dinah Shore with Orchestra - Murder He Says
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
15 - Alvino Rey and his Orchestra - The Army Air Corps
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
17 - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing Pt1&2
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
20 - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
21 - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Warm Valley
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
22 - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Begin The Beguine
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
23 - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Nightmare
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
41 - Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehaving & Two Sleepy People
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
46 - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, scat vocal Cootie Williams - Ring Dem Bells
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
47 - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Perdido
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
48 - Benny Goodman - Bugle Call Rag
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
50 - Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
62 - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Stardust
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
63 - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Moonglow
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
75 - Paul Robeson - Deep River
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
89 - David Rose and his Orchestra - Holiday For Strings
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
101 - Captain Glenn Miller and the 418th AAFTC Band - Stardust
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
102 - The 418th AAFTC Band Under the Direction of Captain Glenn Miller - St. Louis Blues March
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
106 - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Mood Indigo
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
107 - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Are You Stickin'?
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
117 - Frank Sinatra - I Only Have Eyes For You
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
119 - Frank Sinatra - There's Gonna Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
128 - Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Cuttin' The Boogie
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
131 - Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Pine Creek Boogie
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
140 - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Well Git It
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
146 - Benny Goodman Sextette - Three Little Words
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

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Reviewer: michael-frohne@web.de - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2016
Subject: V-Disc
Many thanks for these fine remembrances of the past. A small correction:
You're number 166 should read 098 V-Disc B.
jazzrealities
I would like to link it to my blog jazzrealities. Can you do vice versa?
Reviewer: cartoonland - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2013
Subject: May I use these v disks in commercial projects?s?
Hi-
Thanks for posting these excellent recordings.
Hi-
My name is Kevin Coffey and I am a cartoonist and animated cartoon filmmaker located in San Francisco.
My website is here: http://cartoonlandanimation.com
I am interested in using, in a commercial context, an audio radio recording made during world war two for "V-disks".
It is available on your site here, where it is categorized as being in the public domain (Creative Commons license:Public Domain Mark 1.0 -)
The actual recording is this one, which you've posted:
http://ia601202.us.archive.org/8/items/V-discs1-991943-1944/1943-11-xx-038-V-Disc-A-Benny-Goodman---Bugle-Call-Rag.mp3

Is there a way for me to verify that these recordings are truly in the public domain as you post?
Thanks so much-
Kevin C.
415 387 2844
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